Today’s Most Popular Stories 09.03.09

Each day, Ashley Estill surfs your sites for the most popular stories of the day. Here are the top headlines for September 3, 2009:

Washington Post: Loudoun Schools Won’t Air Obama’s Back-to-School Address

Washington Times: EXCLUSIVE: Gonzales backtracks on support of probe

Washington Examiner: Health care reform means more power for the IRS

N.Y. Times: Gates Signals He’s Open to More Troops in Afghanistan

L.A. Times: Amid progress, firefighters make stand on Station fire’s western and eastern flanks

USA Today: 17-year-old American Oudin ousts No. 4 Dementieva

CQ Politics: Rivals Talk Health, Drink Beer, Ignore Specter

The Hill: Mullen, Gates counter Afghanistan frustration

Politico: Richardson tries to put probe behind, but feds won’t let him

ABC News: Traffic-Busting Tech and Tips for Labor Day

CBS News: Gunmen Massacre 17 at Mexico Rehab Center

Fox News: Pentagon Extends Tours for 82nd Airborne Troops in Afghanistan

MSNBC News: Gates: Not the time to leave Afghanistan

CNN: Jaycee Dugard’s aunt: ‘This is a joyful time’

Wall Street Journal: U.S. Sees Uptick of H1N1 Flu Cases, CDC Says

NPR: Unease Grows Over Obama’s Afghanistan Plans

Roll Call: Snowe Unlikely to Buck Gang to Cut White House Deal

National Journal: What Did Kennedy Want In A Reform Bill?

Bloomberg News: U.S. Stocks Gain as Retail Sales Beat Forecasts, China Rallies